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Friday, June 17, 2011
TNT's 2011 Dance Queen Caitlyn Dry

TNT Studio of Dance, located in Lehighton, is gearing up for its annual dance recital to benefit the American Cancer Society. It will take place at Jim Thorpe Area High School at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Each June, the studio performs its recital at the Jim Thorpe Area High School. Each student is given the chance to shine for a wonderful cause.

With every ticket sold, program purchased and ad placed in the playbill, the funds are added to a "pot" to be handed over to the American Cancer Society at its annual telethon at Penn's Peak each spring.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre will host auditions for "Broadway on Broadway," an upcoming production of 10-minute plays and musical numbers to be staged on Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center in Jim Thorpe.

Needed are actors and actresses, teenagers through adult, to perform in one or more of the original plays. No experience is necessary. Performers in the plays do not need to be able to sing.

Friday, June 17, 2011
George Rohlfing and Tracy Andrews

The parents of Tracy Andrews, Lehighton, and George Rohlfing, also of Lehighton, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lori and Clifford Hunsicker, of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is currently a student at Kutztown University.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Lori Rohlfing and Mark Tappan of Lehighton, and Allen Rohlfing, also of Lehighton. He is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and Kutztown University and is enlisting in the U.S. Army.

The wedding is set for this summer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011
This product image courtesy of MusicSkins shows the KISS music skin for an iPhone. Pipe and slippers? Today's dad is more likely to be trail biking with the kids, downloading sports apps or jamming with his own weekend band. So this Father's Day, consider giving him something that honors his creative, fun-loving and adventurous spirit. (AP Photo/MusicSkins)

Dad's already received his fair share of DVDs, CDs, gift cards and books over the years. This Father's Day get a little creative and try one of these swaps instead of the traditional Father's Day gift.

For the movie goer: Instead of picking out his favorite DVD, take him to the movies. Dad will have a great time with his family and get to enjoy a new movie. Even better, get dad a Netflix's subscription and have a family movie night at home. Don't forget the popcorn! No movie is complete without the classic movie treat. A popcorn popper would also be a great gift for dad.

Thursday, June 16, 2011
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Junior Impact Dance Team, front row from left, Lillian Brown, Brianna Holtzer, Angeline Castagna. Back row, Paige Hemingway, Jordyn Zwetolitz, Mackenzie Sabatino, Hope Maiatico, Kaitlyn Shlanta, Tia Brownmiller and Jenna Kroboth.

Impact Dance Teams from Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts, Lehighton, enjoyed a successful 2011 competition season.

Team students attended Lehigh Valley Dance Challenge in Allentown. Junior and senior teams received gold, high gold and platinum awards in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary/modern categories.

The junior team received a first place overall for its tap piece "Jumpin' Jack," and also a special judges' recognition award for "Darling Divas."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Dance Explosion & Tumble Academy, Nesquehoning, will be holding its seventh annual recital, "Dancing With The Stars," at the Tamaqua Area Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. For tickets or for more information, call (570) 669-5505.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Members of the Zion Lutheran Church Blanket Ministries in Tamaqua are making blankets to give to needy individuals in nursing homes and abroad. Volunteers who are making the blankets include, front, from left, Sharon Haldeman, Judy Brennan and Marion Klein. Back row, from left are Jean Derr, MaryJane Turton, Shirley Becker and Gail Jones. Also volunteering are Jane Springer, Velma Mantz and Beverly Batman. To donate supplies or become a volunteer, call the church at (570) 668-2180.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Eckley Players, Robert Vybrenner and Ruthie O'Dell, portray Asa and Sarah Packer. Located on the porch of the Asa Packer Mansion these two players participated in the 'Walk in Time' game.

On Saturday, St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital Black Diamond Garden Party was hosted in Jim Thorpe. The Garden Party celebrated the culture and history of Jim Thorpe while also helping to raise money for the hospital. Funds from admission and other donations will be used on recovery and operation room renovations at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

The event was held in and around Asa Packer Mansion, Harry Packer Mansion and Kemmerer Park. Packer Hill Road was blocked off to ensure the safety of the party's guests.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 will hold its annual picnic on June 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Owl Creek Reservoir Pavilion. All class members are welcome to attend.

For further information, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Colin Micah Becker

A son, Colin Micah Becker, was born on May 16, 2011 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Stefanie and Michael Becker of Palmerton.

He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lewis and Lois Markley of Bowmanstown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Mary Ann Becker of Lansford.